The Galaxy Community
A vibrant community of contributors is the reason this project exists. The Galaxy team alone cannot possibly maintain enough servers, wrap enough tools, teach enough workshops, implement all needed features, or answer every question on its own. This is why community is vital to our core mission - enabling reproducible research in life sciences and beyond. Members within the Galaxy community are located all around the world and often form subgroups that differ in size (small versus large) and degree of privacy (public versus private). This page highlights these groups.
The Intergalactic Utilities Commission (IUC) was established in 2012 to enable the pervasive use of the main Galaxy Tool Shed by ensuring the repositories available include contents that are functionally correct and optimized for installation into local Galaxies. When appropriate, the group provides guidance to Galaxy tool developers so that they can improve the quality of their repositories.
- Maintains a set of high quality Galaxy tools in the GitHub repository. This repo serves as an excellent example and inspiration to all Galaxy tool developers.
- Cultivates and shares the Galaxy tool development best practices document.
- Provides support to tool developers on a public Gitter channel.
IUC membership evolves over time and helpful community contributors are asked to join.
|Daniel Blankenberg, Galaxy Team, Penn State University||founding member||@blankenberg|
|Dave Bouvier, Galaxy Team, Penn State University||founding member||@davebx|
|Peter Cock, The James Hutton Institute||founding member||@peterjc|
|Nate Coraor, Galaxy Team, Penn State University||founding member||@natefoo|
|Björn Grüning, University of Freiburg||founding member||@bgruening|
|James Johnson, University of Minnesota||founding member||@jj-umn|
|Nicola Soranzo, Earlham Institute||Aug 25, 2014||@nsoranzo|
|E. Rasche, University of Freiburg||Aug 25, 2014||@erasche|
|Youri Hoogstrate, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam||Oct 7, 2015||@yhoogstrate|
|Marius van den Beek, Institut Curie||Oct 12, 2015||@mvdbeek|
|Greg Von Kuster, Penn State University||founding member||@gregvonkuster|
|Anthony Bretaudeau, GenOuest BioInformatics Platform||May 11, 2016||@abretaud|
|Saskia Hiltemann, Erasmus University Medical Center||Jun 14, 2016||@shiltemann|
|Lance Parsons, Princeton University||Oct 28, 2016||@lparsons|
|Bérénice Batut, University of Freiburg||Feb 14, 2017||@bebatut|
|Arabic Community||The Galaxy Arabic speaking community supports Galaxy activity for the Arabic speaking community and Arabic speaking regions of the world.|
|Australia||Australian Galaxy community|
|France||Galaxy in French Speaking World|
|Western France||The GUGGO group is a collaborative space for scientists, biologists, and bioinformaticians based in Western France who are interested in data analysis and the Galaxy platform. GUGGO facilitates the transfer of information in western France about Galaxy.|
|Japan||Pitagora Galaxy Community|
|UK||Galaxy in the United Kingdom|